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Judy1843 Offline

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Posts: 84
Joined: Jul 2015

Machine: Resmed AirSense 10 Model 37028
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10
Humidifier: Humidity Level 4 Ramp off
CPAP Pressure: 7-13
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Amara View and DreamWear Nasal

Sex: Female
Location: St Louis,Mo

Post: #1
Need help with Mask
I have drawer full of unused mask and currently using the Quattro Air (having bridge of nose problems) this was the first mask given to me 11 months ago. I've tried the sleep weaver advance (felt sufficated) with chin strap, and the Amara view(leaked and made noises) . I feel like I'm ready for nasal pillows Airfit F10 or Swift fx and I know the problem of headgear slipping on P10 however I'm so ready to not have a full mask on my face. I sleep on my side and do not toss and turn but maybe 1x at night. Any suggestions?
Thanks!
09-08-2015 12:04 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,424
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #2
RE: Need help with Mask
Hi Judy1843,
Have you tried the AirFit F10?
I tried the Amara View but I couldn’t continue using it because air got into my eyes, no matter how lose or tight it was, and I had trouble with that nose slot they have on it.
You will just have to try a pillows mask to see how you do with it, more trial and error, I know, it is very frustrating and it seems like you’ll never find a mask that will work, but you will get there.
Good luck to you with your mask trials.

trish6hundred
09-08-2015 02:19 PM
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Shastzi Offline

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Posts: 1,174
Joined: Dec 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: FitLife Total face mask
Humidifier: F&P HC150 with Hybernite heated hose.
CPAP Pressure: 15cm-20cm H2O (auto)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: CMS50-F wearable Oximeter; Software: SPO2 Assistant

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: Florida, USA.

Post: #3
RE: Need help with Mask
Try using Elmers glue stick. (non-toxic) That will provide a tacky surface for you and prevent leaks.
(assuming you washed all skin oil off your face first and the mask seal)

(low tech / low cost)

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09-08-2015 02:36 PM
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Judy1843 Offline

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Posts: 84
Joined: Jul 2015

Machine: Resmed AirSense 10 Model 37028
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10
Humidifier: Humidity Level 4 Ramp off
CPAP Pressure: 7-13
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Amara View and DreamWear Nasal

Sex: Female
Location: St Louis,Mo

Post: #4
RE: Need help with Mask
(09-08-2015 02:19 PM)trish6hundred Wrote:  Hi Judy1843,
Have you tried the AirFit F10?
I tried the Amara View but I couldn’t continue using it because air got into my eyes, no matter how lose or tight it was, and I had trouble with that nose slot they have on it.
You will just have to try a pillows mask to see how you do with it, more trial and error, I know, it is very frustrating and it seems like you’ll never find a mask that will work, but you will get there.
Good luck to you with your mask trials.

Thank you!! Yes I'm having problems with the nose slot also and thought the Amara was the answer to having nose bridge problems with the Quattro air. I tried Geiko, blister gel bandaids,breath right and last padding with cotton rounds with mask liner worked best and do not pull the skin off my nose! Whew it really gets exhausting not sure I want to use a glue stick on the old nose at this junction
09-08-2015 02:56 PM
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Ghost1958 Offline

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Posts: 957
Joined: Aug 2014

Machine: PRS1 Series Sixty Auto Aflex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson
Humidifier: PRS1 with Heated Hose
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 min 16 max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Moderate to Severe SA Obstructive. Rapid O2 desat off the machine.

Sex: Male
Location: KY

Post: #5
RE: Need help with Mask
Judy try a Simplus if you want to stay with a FFM. Wife healed a bad sore caused by a Quatro while using a Simplus.
Its my back up mask of choice if I have to forego my Eson nasal mask.
09-09-2015 12:38 AM
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fvcroft Offline

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Posts: 14
Joined: Aug 2015

Machine: ResMed S9 Elite
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Air Fit P10
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 6
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: St Catharines, Ont. Canada

Post: #6
RE: Need help with Mask
Hi Judy

I use the nasal pillows, it took a bit of fidgeting to get it right but here's what I found works... For me anyways.
When placing the mask I seat the pillows very gently to my nostrils, I then place the first headband directly to the back, almost on the back of my neck. The second band I have placed right at the crown of my head .. This allows the mask to be pulled back keeping it fairly secure to the head and pulled up keeping it fairly snug to my nose. Once the air starts flowing I flare my nostrils once or twice..this allows the pillows to seat pretty well to stave off any leaks.
Generally speaking the back side of themask (the closest to my lips) just barely sit away from my face... If I pucker up my top lip presses against the mask.

Doing this each time affords me a pretty stable fit which keeps my leaks to a minimum as well I can turn on my side pretty confident that the mask won't move too much.
One other thing I do is drape the hose over my headboard..coming from the back over the top towards the bed. This allows my hose to be suspended above me so I don't get tangled in the hose so much when turning.

This works for me anyway. I've not had issues with nose irritation doing things this way.

Good luck Sleep-well
09-09-2015 04:38 AM
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